February 8, 1926 - April 25, 2018
Marlyn Dale Wilcox, 92, of Pilot Point, TX, passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2018. He was born February 8, 1926 in Gibbon, NE to Chester M. and Norma J. (Omey) Wilcox. Marlyn married Beverly Meller on October 7, 1962 in Gering, NE.Marlyn was in the US Navy and served in China. He was a member SACO (pronounced “Socko”), the Sino-American Cooperative Organization, which was approved by both the Chinese and US governments. SACO trained Chinese troops, gathered intelligence, and coast-watchers reported enemy movement. They also set up weather stations throughout China to produce weather reports for the Pacific Fleet. At the end of WWII, SACO included 97,000 organized Chinese guerrillas and 20,000 saboteurs and pirates.For 40 years, Marlyn worked for the Union Pacific Railroad as a conductor.Marlyn is survived by his wife, Beverly of Pilot Point, TX; three sons, Stanton Wilcox and wife Brenda of Brenswick, OH, Marlyn Dee Wilcox and wife Ellen of Alliance, NE; Danny Wilcox and wife Un Chu of Lakewood, WA; two daughters, Ronda Schultz of Cheyenne, WY, Judith Schanfish and husband Chuck of Pilot Point, TX; daughter-in-law, Marilyn Wilcox of North Platte, NE; several grandchildren; great-grandson, Darren Nichols; several great-great-grandkids; two cousins, Terry Baum of Wichita, KS; Bob Thompson of Lincoln, NE; niece, Jane Baker and husband Don of Denver, CO; nephew, Jon Wilcox and wife Ann of Denver, Co.He was preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Norma; two sons, Stephan and Charles Wilcox; brother and sister-in-law, Clayton and June Wilcox.Visitation will be held 6:30PM-7:30PM, Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Slay Memorial Chapel in Pilot Point, TX. A graveside service will be held at 11:30AM, Monday, April 30, 2018 at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas, TX. Online condolences may be shared at www.slaymemorialfuneralhome.com.Arrangements are under the direction of Terri Slay and Slay Memorial Funeral Center. To send a flower arrangement to the family of Marlyn Dale Wilcox, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.
Marlyn Dale Wilcox, 92, of Pilot Point, TX, passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2018. He was born February 8, 1926 in Gibbon, NE to Chester M. and Norma J. (Omey) Wilcox. Marlyn married Beverly Meller on October 7, 1962 in Gering, NE.Marlyn was... View Obituary & Service Information
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